Hi there Love Is In Da Bloggers, brilliant to have you around. You are making life worth living and blogging a joy. Am so looking forward what you did with today’s “classical” topic:
Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy ~ Find a love themed piece of music from the romantic era and/or write a romantic poem.
I grew up in Germany so I did not need to read Pride & Prejudice. Germans have to read Goethe’s “Die Leiden des jungen Werther“. Believe me, Jane Austen is better! But I was lucky. Our German teacher got us into Eastern German literature and a book called “Die Neuen Leiden des Jungen W” instead. It had a young man reading the Goethe book and finding similarities. Not that I remember any of it. But I digress. Let’s get back to Austen, Elisabeth and Darcy. Or more Schubert who, I hope I get that right, was a romantic composer and he used a Goethe poem. Oh dear, here we come around….
This piece of music and poem describes a lovers thoughts on what he could be to make his love happy but in the end he says:” Sorry, I am who I am”. You can find a translation of the lyrics here on Lieder.net. It is copyrighted so I could not use it here easily.
Now, I’m found out: While I have started to love romantic novels I am not one for romance in writing poems. So I had to cheat a little here 🙂
I feel deeply
that romance is dead.
All sex & drugs
but no Mr Darcy.
So poor old Elisabeth
And that’s the truth! 😘
Choose Your Own
Now dear Love Is In Da Bloggers
go, find music, write poetry
and have lots of fun!!!!
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Prompt List for Love Is In Da Blog 2021 “Great Love Stories”
- Choose your own
- Romeo & Juliet ~ Find a love song and/or write a Madrigal about them.
- Casablanca ~ Find an unusual version of “As Time Goes By” and/or write an Acrostic with this song title
- Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (Taj Mahal) ~ Find a Bollywood song and/or write an Epitaph for lovers
- Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo ~ Find a Jazz love-song and/or write a Contrapuntal poem about Rivera & Kahlo
- Paris & Helen ~ Find a love song of war and/or write an ode to Helen & Paris
- Bonnie & Clyde ~ Find a Blues love song and/or write a Nonet about doomed love
- Choose your own
- The Butterfly Lovers ~ Find a pop love song with a butterfly in it and/or write a Gu Ti poem (second form in the article)
- Johnny Cash & June Carter ~ Find a country love song and/or write a Senryu about love
- Tristan & Iseult ~ Find a love folk song and/or write an Ae Freislighe about love
- Dr Zhivago & Lara ~ Find a “revolutionary” love song and/or write an Onegin Stanza about Zhivago and Lara
- Orpheus & Eurydice ~ Find a singer/songwriter song about love and/or write an Ovillejo poem about love
- Niulang and Zhinu (Cowherd and Weaver Girl) ~ Find a Valentine’s song and/or write a Sijo poem about love.
- Choose your own
- Pretty Woman ~ Find a great opera love song and/or write a Bop poem about Edwards & Vivienne’s love
- Cleopatra & Mark Antony ~ Find a 50’s love song and/or write a Descord Poem about love
- Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy ~ Find a love themed piece of music from the romantic era and/or write a romantic poem.
- Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas ~ Find a chanson about love and/or write a Lai poem about Gertrude & Alice
- Sisi & Franz ~ Find an acapella Love song and/or write a Sestina poem about Sisi & Franz
- Lancelot & Guinevere ~ Find a love rock song and/or write a Hir a Thoddaid poem about love
- Choose your own
- Aragorn and Arwen ~ Find a classical love piece and/or write a poem in your own invented language (With translation please )
- Jackie Kennedy & Aristotle Onassis ~ Find a love song from 1968 and/or write a free verse poem about love
- Hadrian & Antinous ~ Find a metal ballad about love and/or write a Rispetto poem about their love
- Katniss & Peeta ~ Find a love song from the “Hunger Games” films and/or write a Tricubes poem about love
- Dante & Beatrice ~ Find an Italian love song and/or write a Palindrome poem about love
- Clara & Esteban (House of Spirits) ~ Find an exotic love song and/or write a Katauta poem
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